Can we get much higher? If having a front row spot at the Yeezus tour wasn’t enough, Kanye West helped two fans take it to the next level by stopping the show to sign their sneakers. Of course, these weren’t just any sneakers. Red renditions of the Nike Air Yeezy 2 and Louis Vuitton Don were handed to West during the show, who politely smiled and signed each sneaker. This move sent not just the two lucky fans, but also the whole crowd into a frenzy. Peep the top two videos by @dillonhughes below and congrats to @jvill_ and @dique_serg on their signed shoes.
Kanye West Shoes
Kanye West saw special samples and exclusives made for him by Nike, Reebok, and Bape, but it wasn't long before 'Ye started designing his own shoes. Kanye West shoes have been produced by Louis Vuitton where each model was named after members of his crew and the Nike Air Yeezy and Air Yeezy 2.
Pairs of the Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October” have arrived at the homes of their lucky owners. Sole Flick shares a look at his all-red Yeezys with the world, dropping off detailed images of 2014′s biggest and most surprising release thus far. Peep the last official Kanye West signature from Nike in the photos below. If you’re looking forward to his upcoming collection with adidas, he says they’re going to be easier to get.
To the surprise of the entire sneaker community, the Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October” launched today at Nike Store. To the surprise of no one, the shoe sold out immediately.
The oft-delayed, constantly sought after signature sneaker for Kanye West has been a talking point of the sneaker community since Kanye West debuted the all-red rendition on Saturday Night Live. It’s lack of a release date, paired with a refusal for royalties, led West to leave Nike and partner with adidas– a move that could see KW x adidas product and stores as soon as this September.
Today at noon CST, the thought to be cancelled “Red October” colorway was released via a Tweet from Nike Store. The true definition of a quickstrike, or modern day ‘hyperstrike,’ the launch was with out forewarning of an official release date and dropped on a Sunday– a day which typically doesn’t see new product become live.
At this point, we would say the “Red October” saga is officially over, but based on today, who knows? Stay tuned to Nice Kicks for any future information regarding the official availability of the “Red October” Nike Air Yeezy 2 and let us know if you were able to pick up a pair in the comment section.
A common thread among all of the recent Yeezus Tour stop interviews is Kanye West’s desire to create and produce more. Footwear has been the catalyst for such conversations, citing the lack of opportunity to create and release more product with Nike and Louis Vuitton following the popularity of his collaborative launches. Now at adidas, it appears that change is on the horizon. While taking to The Morning Riot in Chicago, West confirmed the September launch date for his collection and even spoke on the abundant design progress so far:
“I just got back from Germany. It was one of the greatest creative days of my life. We designed the entire women’s collection, we designed the entire men’s collection, and we designed 20 shoes. We’re coming in September and it’s about to be a paradigm shift.”
Whether or not 20 different Kanye West x adidas designs will launch in the first rollout is unknown at this time, but it certainly seems a possibility. West has made it very clear that he wants to produce more. In addition, distribution already appears to be more widespread than the Yeezy- an issue he expressed his displeasure on in regard to leverage put on shops to buy in additional product when booking the Air Yeezy. Listen to the interview below to hear more from West on adidas, Nike and Louis Vuitton (the conversation jumps around throughout the entire interview, with much of the sneaker convo starting around 15 minutes mark.) Let us know your hopes for the Kanye West x adidas collection in the comment section.
Seen on the feet of Kanye West and virtually no one else, the Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October” has proven the most elusive sneaker of 2013. Thanks to S. Sami and the good folks at Sneaker News, we now have a detailed look at the pair that ranks high on many a sneakerhead’s wish list.
Baring the same build as the other Yeezy 2s but differing slightly in colorway and composition, the “Red Octobers” sport an all-red aesthetic, altered upper panel and diamond Swoosh. Torch tongue, Horus branding and midfoot strap are still in tact, with sole glow details tough to tell. Check out detailed photos of the Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October” below.